ENMU grad reminisces on time in WBL

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — For a small-town girl from Mississippi, Mary Scott was thrilled to get the opportunity to play women’s professional basketball. The Clovis resident just wishes the Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) had received the support — financial and otherwise — of its descendent, the eight-year old Women’s National Basketball Association. The […]

ENMU athletes making the grade(s)

By Dave Wagner Coaches at the college level are faced with a two-fold task — recruit good enough athletes to be competitive on the playing field while also trying to help them achieve academic success as they prepare for the “real” world. Eastern New Mexico University appears to have found a good balance based on […]

May 5 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Praise the Lord for more rain in the area. There was some hail but no bad damage reported so far. A few miles over in Lea County they had quite a hail storm and damage to homes, etc. Houseguest Sherri and Hershell Carmichael had her parents, Ray and Joan Zanday from Deming, […]

Library presentation enlightens audience with women’s history

Mike Linn She spoke of adobe homes and branding cattle. Crooked sheriffs and the Lincoln County War. Billy the Kid and his regulators. Nisha Hoffman, sporting a long dress and black-laced gloves, told about 40 Portales residents on Thursday the story of Susan McSween Barber, also known as the former cattle queen of New Mexico. […]

ENMU professor honored by governor

Mike Linn Julia Rosa Lòpez-Emslie’s answering machine has messages in English and Spanish. Those who know her as a strong advocate of bilingual education and multi-cultural programs understand why. Gov. Bill Richardson gets the picture as well. The governor recently awarded the Eastern New Mexico University education professor with the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New […]

ENMU looks for funding to kickstart men’s soccer

By David Arkin Eastern New Mexico University is excited about fielding its first ever men’s soccer team in the fall. They will be even more excited though if that team gets a little financial assistant in operational costs for its first year from the Legislature. Officials are seeking $100,000 for start up and operational costs […]

Area women find fellowship in sharing secrets

Darrell Todd Maurina Gerri Dawson has a secret, and she wants to share it this weekend with hundreds of people. Dawson, whose husband David is the founding pastor of the Pure Heart Word Center church, will be among the speakers at the “Girl I Got a Secret” women’s conference, meeting today, Saturday, and Sunday at […]

Buried memories

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Michelle Seeber The old First United Methodist Church of Portales, where services first were held when it was only half a basement and later became a three-story building, will always be remembered by its ministers and members. Recently demolished for about $145,000, the church — now replaced by a new one at the intersection of […]

ENMU considers changing dorm to all-male residence

Tony Parra The days of women and men living in Lincoln Hall together may be over. Eastern New Mexico University is considering changing Lincoln Hall from a co-ed dormitory to all male. The move could be made because of the increase of male residents and not enough space to accommodate them according to Housing Director […]

Hounds win exhibition game

Freedom Newspapers Junior college transfer Kennis Green scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team past the New Mexico All-Stars 106-58 in a preseason tuneup at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds scored the first six points and led all the way. They broke open a 14-12 […]

ENMU runners have work cut out for them

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Greg LaSage knows his Greyhounds and Zias have their work cut out in Saturday’s South Central Region meet at Commerce, Texas. “The teams that beat us in the (Lone Star) Conference meet are all ranked in the top 10 in the region,” said LaSage, whose squads […]

LaSage looks for improvement

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University second-year cross country coach Greg LaSage knows that the Abilene Christians of the world are out of range in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference cross country meet, set for Portales Country Club. What he’s looking for is improvement over last year, when the Greyhounds finished eighth out of 10 men’s […]

Moore among 11 inductees

Freedom Newspapers Longtime women’s basketball coach Wayne Moore and two Clovis prep coaches are among 11 people scheduled to be inducted into the Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Hall of Honors during halftime of Saturday’s 2 p.m. football game against Angelo State at Blackwater Draw. Also being honored is Major Ron D. Milam, a guard […]

Women businesses soar state-wide, locally

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Tony Parra The state of New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in women-owned business growth in 2002, according to research from the Center for Women’s Business Research. Portales is no stranger to women-owned businesses with owners that include Trish Lovorn of the Hestand Floral, Pam Kratzer of Book Nook and Sheila Hays of Sheila’s […]

City car dealer faces harrassment lawsuit

Staff and Wire Reports Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — A Portales car dealership has been named in a federal lawsuit in which four women say they were harassed while they worked at the company. The allegations against Chuck Daggett Motors, now called Big Valley Auto, were made in the lawsuit by the Equal Employment […]

Diddle to take on new challenge

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]

Pioneer Profile, June 25

Juanita Davis Putnam In the late 1930s, some Roosevelt County women stayed home cooking, sewing and canning. But Juanita Putnam didn’t, as she was fast becoming a career woman who in her prime worked for various government agencies. “My Aunt Juanita was ahead of her time,” Putnam’s niece, Sandi Bergman, said. “She was a career […]